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A switch is an electronic component that makes or breaks a circuit, either allowing electricity to pass through or to stop at the switch. Switches are used in most industrial firms and manufacturing companies, as switches are pivotal to controlling current or data.
A switchgear is a system of switches that controls output of that system. This switching technology allows an electronic component to energize and de-energize certain sections allowing current or information to flow predictably and safely. A switchgear can be most often found in transformers and in electronic components focused on generating electricity.
Workers who specialize in electronic assembly will be familiar with placing switches on motherboards during the manufacturing process. The electronic assembly is an important part of the manufacturing process, as this is the time when human error can make mistakes. As such it is best for engineers and do-it-yourselfer (DIY) to have complete focus on the task at hand.
Switching technology is found in more than just switchgears however. Networks employ the use of virtual switches when connecting computers to each other or when connecting computers to the internet. Network switches are either 'managed' or 'unmanaged'. Unmanaged switches are a general purpose switching technology, while managed switched allow the user more configurations.
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